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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Epic Brewing Company’s latest barrel-aged beer brings something new—wild yeast. This brew is a collaboration ale with Crooked Stave Artisan Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado. Chad Yakobson, Brewmaster/Owner of Crooked Stave, is well known for his skill and knowledge in the brewing of sour and Brettanomyces driven beers. The beer was brewed at Epic by the two brewers. Kevin Crompton, Epic’s Brewmaster, and Chad spent several weeks working on the recipe and selecting the proper Brett strains and barrels for the beer to morph from a golden Saison into a Saison-Brett Golden Ale.
Rel 1. - 8.8%
Rel 2. - 9.6%
Rel 3. - 9.3%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1364) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
A - pours golden straw with an amber tinge. 2 finger white head that disappeared quickly. S - when the bottle is opened the bretts come on nice and strong up front. Nice white wine (bright pineappley) and white grapes come next. Grassy hops and pineapple are quietly wrapped in bretts. This smells fantastic. M - medium body. Sparkly spritzy carb. Nice bright mf. Lightly tart. Dry end. T - the taste is citrus and pineapple fruits on the front. Bretts, white wine and white grapes on the palate. The end is wheat, tart lemon, grasses and Brett. O - really nice. Better than expected. 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
bomber shared by jsprime. golden body, white head. a big belgian blonde with minimal bret showing, might not even know its there except for the name. not bad just forgetable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred’s the beer guy! Pours dark gold with a transient white head. Aroma is sharply sour. Med body, nearly. Flavor is mildly earthy/tart/sour. Quite fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (325) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Great aroma of funk and tart with some apple. Nice carbination, great flavor, and a sweet wine finish. Really great sour that isn’t overwhelming.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (667) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Clear yellow constant little bubbles. Aromas of brett, honey and funk. Tastes of light funk and tart citrus tones. Great full mouthfeel and hints of wine dryness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle courtesy of the bman1113vr. Golden pour. Nose is must, grape, red wine, attic. Flavor is must, attic, oaky, red wine, blue cheese. Super dry mf. Very complex, love this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2802) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
I swear my bottle said this was 3.9% but I didnt save it... Nicely crisp and funky with light tartness and a grassy herbal feel. Tasty and highly drinkable. If it really was 9% then it was amazingly drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4549) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Gusher, bretty and good wine flavors, light base beer, solid I likeit great job guys

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Taste has white grapes, green apple, barnyard, acidic, some tropical fruitiness. Super dry finish with some known alcohol riding out. I though this was great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pat_ernzen (8) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
Release #1 into a tulip. Unlike the second, more common release this is unfiltered and a little lower in ABV. One of only 3,600 bottles and I’m kind of regretting opening this on my own because I’m loving it. Have had Release #2 on tap and, to me, this is on another level. The almost two and a half years of age probably helps. Not good at describing this kind of stuff, but it looks great with a bright white pillowy head, a clear golden color with plenty of floaties. Smells great and tastes even better. If you can get a bottle of the first release without too much trouble, get it.

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